Approx YOB: 1997
Bay w/white star
Barn Color: Kelly Green
Training: Cattle Ranch / Trails
Rocko was donated by Beth and Tom Bradley in September of 2011. He is a gorgeous bay thoroughbred with the thickest, waviest tail you've seen! He is about the most sensitive horse I've ever met. He wears his heart on his sleeve and people feel very connected to him right away.
Rock has been used more days than not since he arrived at Stable Life. He is a been there, done that kind of guy. He has a beautiful floaty trot and his canter is amazing! The Rock moved to Wisconsin from Texas a few years before coming to our farm, so he's still getting used to our cold winters. He was trained to be a working cattle horse on a ranch by Mexican trainers. Apparently it is common for them to train their horses to stretch their legs out front and back in order to lower their backs so riders can mount and dismount easier. It is a trick that everyone wishes all the horses can do!
Rock can be ridden for several hours and when you put him away and take out another horse he is at the gate saying "What about me? I'm ready to go!"